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Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor 

In Remote Control by Nedi Okorafar, Sankofa, the one who sleeps at deaths door, the remote control, arrives at a remote town in Ghana. The people are terrified of this 14 year old girl...

REVIEW: The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale

The Damnation of Pythos is the story of a small part of three broken legions trying to find a way forward. Treachery has destroyed them. Their differences in creed—Iron Hands considering the flesh and...

REVIEW: Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a flintlock fantasy with a civil war / WW1 feel to it that had me engaged from page one. It’s a sad, at times suffocating, and...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #25 is here!

Welcome to a new year and a new… no, not quite yet. A new world is still a little off and many of you are still stuck in your apartments soaking your Weetbix in...

REVIEW: Legacy of Steel by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s barnstorming and epic follow up to Legacy of Ash, the battles are bigger, the characters more epic, the stakes higher, and the payoff phenomenal. Strap yourselves in, because after Legacy of...

REVIEW: Ashes of Prospero by Gav Thorpe

The Wolves are returning to Prospero. If you’re a Warhammer 40,000 fan, and you know how epic that sentence is, then you’ll love this book. Gav Thorpe’s Ashes of Prospero is full to the...

SFF books in 2021: What the GdM team can’t wait to read next year

Welcome to 2021, where the SFF books we’re excited about are just as good as those we loved from 2020, but hopefully with the world not on fire or drowning in plague this time!...

REVIEW: Alice in Borderland

Set in an empty Tokyo, Alice in Borderland, a crazy Japanese sci-fi murder-fest is a brilliant romp well worth investing your time in if you like Battle Royale and other twisted game-master-kills-lots-of-people type movies....

Best SFF books of 2020

Well, it’s been a hell of a year. Pretty much everything has been a little bit rubbish except for 2020’s book releases–so it’s time for Grimdark Magazine’s best SFF books of 2020. We have a...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Winner of the Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

A few months back, we announced the Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition because Ward–being an utter legend–refused payment for a story we acquired from him and asked that I pay it forward to...